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Fifth Annual Harvest Festival coming to Somerville

Posted by boston.com  September 26, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Somerville Local First:

Fall is upon us, which means it’s time for Somerville Local First’s (SLF) Fifth Annual Harvest Fest 2013! Presented by SLF Member Eastern Bank, Harvest Fest is one of the premier beer and food tasting events of the year.   

Somerville Local First, a nonprofit organization working to build sustainable local economies, will host its fifth annual festival and fundraiser in two sessions on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Arts at the Armory. All event proceeds go towards SLF's operating budget to build and strengthen the local movement and local business community in Somerville all year long.

Join Somerville Local First members and local economy advocates far and wide for a day or evening of delicious food from some of Somerville's best local restaurants, local beer from some of the  favorite independent brewers from Massachusetts, great live music, games and much more.

This is not your average nonprofit gala and has become one of the most anticipated events in greater Boston. Tickets are on sale now: http://bpt.me/453075.

Somerville Local First Executive Director Kat Rutkin says: 

"This annual event showcases what is great about local businesses in Somerville--innovation, hard work and passionate patrons. All have helped strengthen Somerville's local economy and have made it a great place to live, work and play. It is so exciting to be celebrating all of this in our fifth year of Harvest Fest! "

The festivities will be broken down into two sessions, Session 1 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and Session 2 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., and will bring together the best businesses in the local movement all under one great roof at the Arts at the Armory. 
Harvest Fest would be nothing without the beer; attendees will be able to sample unique brews from a wide selection of Massachusetts breweries. A number of locally-owned and operated Somerville restaurants will be highlighted at each session to satisfy every palate and participants will get a delicious serving of each. 

These are the confirmed breweries and other libations to date:

*Bantam Cider
*Berkshire Brewing Company
*Blue Hills Brewing Company
*Clown Shoes
*Cisco
*Harpoon
*Mystic Brewing Company
*Mayflower
*Notch Brewers
*Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
*Rapscallion
*Slumbrew

These are the confirmed restaurants to date:
*Casa B
*Eat at Jumbo’s
*Olde Magoun’s Saloon
*Pescatore’s
*A4 Pizza 
More to come!

Entertainment will be provided by Somerville favorites:
*Grey Season
*Holmes Band
*The Pennies 
*Hornography
 

This is a can’t miss event for supporters of strong local economies, beer lovers, foodies and all those who love Somerville. Harvest Fest has something to offer just about everyone. 

Harvest Fest 2013 Media Contact:
Kat Rutkin, Executive Director 
Somerville Local First
kat@somervillelocalfirst.org
(617) 684-5581 

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